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June 23, 2017 |
On May 9 and 10, 2017, London’s Tower Hotel hosted the 7th Annual SWAN Conference. More than 220 industry leaders from 31 countries attended the forum, where a variety of panels, presentations and roundtable discussions were conducted regarding the present and future of smart water and wastewater... read more
June 23, 2017
ULI has announced a partnership with 100 Resilient Cities (100RC), pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation, becoming part of its Platform of Partners. In this capacity, ULI will offer expertise on building for resilience to a select group of 100RC cities as they design and implement their... read more
June 23, 2017
Procurement is one of those areas of government that doesn't often get a lot of attention. When it comes to technology, people love talking about data analytics, moving to the cloud and any number of overused catchphrases. But too often the simple stuff gets overlooked. In Chicago, city officials... read more
June 22, 2017
There has never been a greater abundance of data available in the world. Connected technology has made data collection easier than ever, while the open data movement has ensured that everyone can view it. The problem, then, is context – what do we do with all of this data? Today, IFTTT has made... read more
June 22, 2017
TransitScreen has a new partnership with Panasonic. The tech giant is mostly known for consumer goods, but it's ramping up smart city efforts. TransitScreen makes real-time displays that show traffic, public transit and ridesharing options. Providing transportation info is one part of Panasonic's... read more
June 20, 2017
The city is soliciting auto manufacturers and tech organizations for ideas that could determine potential local impact of the technology and set the stage for policymaking. With self-driving vehicle pilots popping up in a growing number of cities, Portland, Oregon, is reaching out to auto... read more
June 20, 2017
Power-thirsty data centers could receive a new kind of electricity supply that uses surplus juice found in idle electric vehicles (EVs). It uses the cars' batteries to augment a building's grid power. Vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology provides a way to store, then subsequently use, energy in... read more
June 19, 2017
Mobility is one of the biggest issues affecting Smart Cities, and Michelin is stepping up to lead the conversation. Last week in Montreal, the company hosted Movin'On 2017, a summit focused around sustainable transit.
June 14, 2017
At the Movin'On summit in Montréal, Michelin unveiled its visionary new tire concept. Made from bio-sourced and biodgredable material, this concept combines the wheel and the tire into a single component. As the video below shows, though, the advances don't stop there.
June 13, 2017
Verizon, alongside Mayor Darrell Steinberg and the City of Sacramento has announced a tentative agreement to create a public-private partnership designed to bring smart city infrastructure and services to the city.
June 12, 2017
Now more than ever, cities are at the center of the world. This was the consensus at this year's iteration of the Chicago Forum on Global Cities, which convened from June 7 to 9 last week. Meeting at the Art Institute of Chicago, city leaders joined with thought leaders from academia and the... read more
June 05, 2017
President Donald Trump will hit the road next week to ramp up his long-promised plan to overhaul the nation's aging airports, roads and railways, a push that could energize his supporters and distract from political intrigue in Washington. The infrastructure push - which will include a trip to... read more
June 05, 2017
Agriculture is one of the world's least digitized major industries. This is however all about to change. Indeed, data acquisition and analytics companies are already a hot topic, and as such are subject to growing capital investments. Agricultural robots are data acquisition tools at heat.
June 13, 2017 |
The Tampa Hillsborough Expressway Authority (THEA) along with New York City (NYC) and the Wyoming Department of Transportation (WyDOT) were selected by the U.S. DOT to implement, deploy, operate and maintain a connected-vehicle (CV) pilot deployment focusing on vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I)... read more
June 01, 2017
The partnership has recently conducted successful demonstrations in Macomb County, adjacent to GM's Warren Technical Center, with the auto maker's development vehicles engaged in vehicle-to-infrastructure (V2I) communication at two intersections on Mound Road. Due to the collaboration between MDOT... read more
May 30, 2017
Honeywell said it will provide three power providers in the U.S. with managed smart grid services as a way to more simply manage very technical smart grid networks, and enable improved electricity service and reliability. The Honeywell subscription services offer an alternative for smaller... read more
May 26, 2017
What is good government and which cities practice it? Those are the questions driving a new annual report of U.S. cities. For the first time ever, the nonprofit Living Cities partnered with Governing to study how cities measure up to their definition of a high-performing government.
May 25, 2017
Water & Wastes Digest and Roads & Bridges will present a live conference on June 28 in Arlington, VA, as a continuation of their cooperative “Think Diversity” education program. 
May 24, 2017
The Trump administration wants to allow states to expand the use of tolling on interstate highways while sharply cutting grants for transit projects and raising airline passenger security fees, according to the White House budget released on Tuesday. The overall budget proposal is $76 billion,... read more
May 23, 2017
Infrastructure is a hot topic at the moment, which made this year's Infrastructure Week even more essential than usual. Held annually in cities across the country, Infrastructure Week's programming seeks to inform key stakeholders about the benefits of infrastructure investment and the dangers of... read more
May 22, 2017
U.S. private equity firm Blackstone and Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund said on Saturday they planned to create a $40 billion vehicle to invest in infrastructure projects, mainly in the United States.
May 18, 2017
The National Association of State Chief Information Officers is helping states with a technology it says has "huge" potential for government. (Getty Images) The National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) released the first in a series of briefs Tuesday that explains how... read more
May 17, 2017
There is a possibility that, by the end of this month,  President Donald Trump will release the guiding “principles” of his eagerly awaited $1 trillion infrastructure plan. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao outlined some of the priorities in the plan for “restoring, rebuilding, refurbishing and... read more
May 16, 2017 |
SRC Says: Developing a set of standards for IoT will enable cities to more effectively deploy and maintain connected technology, which will in turn increase the quantity and quality of collected data. Lighting and LED driver manufacturers, Internet of Things (IoT) technology companies, and industry... read more
May 16, 2017
U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao indicated Monday that state and local governments with money lined up for projects would reap the most federal dollars under President Trump's promised infrastructure program.
May 15, 2017
As enterprises start to think about building Internet of Things (IoT) networks, the key question becomes: What's happening on the standards front? Without platforms and standards to guide the development of products and services, IoT could become a chaotic mess.
May 12, 2017
Building on a 5G partnership, Nokia and Japanese operator KDDI this week shared details of a recent trial designed to test next generation mobile services in the context of an ultra-dense, residential environment. The two companies claim to have achieved 1 Gbps throughput using spectrum in the 28... read more
May 11, 2017
The city of the future may start to take shape in Toronto. According to an article in Bloomberg, Sidewalk Labs LLC, the urban innovation unit of Alphabet Inc., recently made a bid to develop a 12-acre stretch of the Canadian city’s downtown. While the article doesn’t get into specifics, sources... read more
May 11, 2017
What is the future of Smart Cities? This is the question the Smart Cities Council set out to answer this past week with their Spring event, Smart Cities Week Silicon Valley. From May 8 to 10, the assembled city leaders and technological innovators discussed what challenges and advances cities would... read more
May 11, 2017
Under pressure to adapt to new demands and increased service usage, city officials from around the nation said Wednesday their highest hurdles for smart city growth included money, staffing, finding leadership buy-in, partnerships, and creating a cohesive vision that spans the organization.
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